Legal Agenda



​​​​​​​Former Tunisian President Marzouki: Reform Battle is Taking Place within Judiciary

Editor’s note: On December 30, 2000, the Court of First Instance in Tunis ruled to imprison Moncef Marzouki for an entire year on charges connected to his rights-based and political ac...Read More >>

Restricting Travel by Libyan Women: Interpretations and Repercussions

The system of Libyan legislations pertaining to women has undergone various developments and transformations, but since late last century they have followed the same pattern. Via an objectiv...Read More >>

Ramlet al-Baida: Activating Laws to Protect the Environment and the Coast

Editor’s Note: For months, public opinion has followed the case of Ramlet al-Baida and the legal developments and reactions from society it has provoked. The case began to unfold wh...Read More >>

​​​​​​​Bill Curbing Civil Society in Egypt: A Legal Appraisal

On November 30, 2016, the Egyptian parliament suddenly approved a secretly-drafted bill regulating the work of civic associations, with no public discussion at a time when Egypt is experienc...Read More >>

Nationality and Cases of Statelessness: In the Middle East and North Africa

Publisher: The Legal Agenda. This book was prepared in partnership with Tilburg University and the Open Society Foundations in the scope of the MENA Nationality and Statelessness Project....Read More >>

Open the Doors

More than 24,700 children live in orphanages; this is more than 2% of Lebanese children. Around 90% of them are not orphans, but children from poor families unable to care for them.  T...Read More >>

Homosexuality is not a crime

In Lebanon, homosexuals continue to be arrested and prosecuted for their sexual orientation, based on Article 534 of the Criminal Code, which sanctions “sexual intercourse against the ...Read More >>

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